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FUELING AS NATURE INTENDED

As every athlete, amateur or professional knows, preparing for an endurance event takes time and dedication. Sacrificing hours each day to our training programmes, often to the detriment of other areas of our life (just ask any endurance widow or widower). And yet poor performance or the dreaded DNF is not usually because we haven’t put in the blood, sweat or tears into our training but because our fueling strategy or lack of one has caused a digestional maelstrom! Simply put our digestive systems are unable to breakdown and utilise the fuels we are putting into them. As Jason Koop in his book training essential for Ultra Running explains ‘Ultra-running is an eating contest on the go’. At shorter distances...

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FUELING AS NATURE INTENDED

As every athlete, amateur or professional knows, preparing for an endurance event takes time and dedication. Sacrificing hours each day to our training programmes, often to the detriment of other areas of our life (just ask any endurance widow or widower). And yet poor performance or the dreaded DNF is not usually because we haven’t put in the blood, sweat or tears into our training but because our fueling strategy or lack of one has caused a digestional maelstrom! Simply put our digestive systems are unable to breakdown and utilise the fuels we are putting into them. As Jason Koop in his book training essential for Ultra Running explains ‘Ultra-running is an eating contest on the go’. At shorter distances...

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IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS

Sadly, none of us can avoid all exposure to the winter bugs that attack our immune system. Whenever we get onto public transport, pick little ones up from nursery, walk into an air-conditioned office or generally go about our daily lives, we are vulnerable to assault.  Luckily nature provides us with a spectrum of foods to support, build and repair our immune system so that we can keep our defences strong and prevent ourselves from getting ill.

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IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS

Sadly, none of us can avoid all exposure to the winter bugs that attack our immune system. Whenever we get onto public transport, pick little ones up from nursery, walk into an air-conditioned office or generally go about our daily lives, we are vulnerable to assault.  Luckily nature provides us with a spectrum of foods to support, build and repair our immune system so that we can keep our defences strong and prevent ourselves from getting ill.

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IMMUNE BOOSTING VEGETABLE NOODLE SOUP

For this immune boosting soup recipe we have used both spinach and Swiss chard for their high levels of Vitamin C, ginger and garlic for their anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and bone broth to build your protective mucosal barrier. 

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IMMUNE BOOSTING VEGETABLE NOODLE SOUP

For this immune boosting soup recipe we have used both spinach and Swiss chard for their high levels of Vitamin C, ginger and garlic for their anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and bone broth to build your protective mucosal barrier. 

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TOP TIPS: PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST WINTER COLDS

As we delve into the depth of winter, with the long nights and the bitter cold, the chance of picking up colds or flu increases. The average adult gets sick two to four times per year with the majority of these illnesses occurring in the winter Months. For an endurance athlete losing even a couple of days to a cold can make the difference to a successful training plan. 

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TOP TIPS: PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST WINTER COLDS

As we delve into the depth of winter, with the long nights and the bitter cold, the chance of picking up colds or flu increases. The average adult gets sick two to four times per year with the majority of these illnesses occurring in the winter Months. For an endurance athlete losing even a couple of days to a cold can make the difference to a successful training plan. 

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SARAH SAWYER: TRAINING FOR A RUNNABLE 100 MILER

Over the last couple of years I’ve come to realise what I love most in ultra running, and that’s running. After spending most of the last two summers training in the mountains, I was bored with all the hiking and clambering over rocks and boulders I’d been doing, so I decided 2019 was going to be all about the running, with three races which definitely fall into the runnable category – Rocky Raccoon 100, Basel 24 hours and Spartathlon. Rocky Raccoon has long been on my racing bucket-list as one of the big iconic American 100 milers, and consists of 4 x 25 mile laps on forest trails around Huntsville State Park in Texas, with a cumulative ascent of around 6,500...

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SARAH SAWYER: TRAINING FOR A RUNNABLE 100 MILER

Over the last couple of years I’ve come to realise what I love most in ultra running, and that’s running. After spending most of the last two summers training in the mountains, I was bored with all the hiking and clambering over rocks and boulders I’d been doing, so I decided 2019 was going to be all about the running, with three races which definitely fall into the runnable category – Rocky Raccoon 100, Basel 24 hours and Spartathlon. Rocky Raccoon has long been on my racing bucket-list as one of the big iconic American 100 milers, and consists of 4 x 25 mile laps on forest trails around Huntsville State Park in Texas, with a cumulative ascent of around 6,500...

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